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Old Mill on Charles
December 13, 2012

Ok, so I’m breaking my own rules, but then again they are my rules.  So for the first time in almost 1300 days one of the photos is going to show up twice.

Tuesday someone sent me a link to enter a New England photo contest. Honestly I didn’t read much about it and I normally don’t enter contests, but from the title I realized I had a shot that I could enter. Two days later I’m notified that I am one of 40 finalists in the WCVB New England Snapshots Photo Contest.

This shot was taken on 07/08/12 and technically was 283/366, from the Year 3 Collection of the Daily Pic.  How you guys didn’t vote for it to be the cover I guess we’ll never know.  Even though it didn’t make the cover of the book, it will be making its TV debut this coming Monday December 17, between 730 and 8PM on Channel 5 Chronicle.

Copies of this photo will be available for purchase at this weekend’s 2-day gallery,  which I am sure you are all sick of hearing about.  Come down and pick it up so you can sit in front of your TV on Monday night and watch the value of your purchase rise.


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October 19, 2012

I’m undefeated, my son has never beat me at Stratego.  I know it could be considered mean… if you are weak.  He enjoys playing, unfortunately he enjoys talking more, he fails to see some obvious opportunities and does not jump on them. We had a close one tonight, we also followed that one up with a 8 minute one – 8 minutes in Startego, I don’t think he had a piece on my side, he put too many bombs forward and could not get his guys around them in time… rookie mistake.

It’s too bad, I wish he would win so I could show him my strategy.  It is simple really.  I will give it to you since he does not have access to this blog.

First the flag, so many people surround the flag with bombs, that’s one school of thought, another is put no bombs near it, reverse psychology.  I can respect that.  My planning is a little different, flag always goes in the last line, just makes sense, it’s math, put it as far as you can from the enemy.  Hell, turn it around for all I care and show it to them.  It is not about location, it is about protection.  In the 3 immediate squares put Lieutenants (6) and Sergeants (7).  Then in a V formation, a layer of bombs.  That way when the bombs get discovered, and the Miners come in, the next piece it encounters is lower rank. Gone, threat eliminated.  While this is going on, you of course are sending in protection.

On the front line load it with Scouts (9), straight across the board. You can find out who is coming across, and right behind them load up on Colonels (3), Majors (4) and Captains (5). They will not expect it. Hide the Spy, you lose him early and you’re in trouble.  Never put the Marshal (1) and General (2) on the same side of the board. And lastly spread those Miners (8) out so you can maneuver them in quickly once a bomb is found.  It really is not that hard.

I know what you are thinking, brilliant Tim, you should put this up on You Tube.  I know right, but the boy has access to You Tube, so nope can’t do it.  This is risky enough.  The good news I know there are not a lot of readers of my blog, most of you look at the photo and never see the words.  I am practically talking to myself according to the Site Stats. –  My wife needs to come home, this really was not a good use of time.


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Day#1096-Year 3 Complete
September 30, 2012



Another year completed. To be honest 96 days ago was going to be the last, it was going to end at day 1000… until I realized I am not in control, I may have started it, but somewhere along the way taking this picture became a necessary part of my day. Someone recently joked that I have posted a picture more regularly than they had showered in the last 3 years. I slowly backed away of course, but it was not until then had I really recognized the milestone. The dailypic is a living-breathing thing in my house, the kids refer to it as if it were sitting with us, just wondering what it will look like today. The places it has taken us, the sights we have seen in hopes of capturing it, the lessons I have learned and the business I have grown, I owe it a lot. How could I let it end?
I hope you all realize how much thought goes into this project. I also hope you all know how much I appreciate knowing you look at it. Tomorrow begins a new set, presented in a new way, but just know until I figure out how to shake it, one pic each day just as it started.
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